NORTH BUENOS AIRES VICENTE LOPEZ, SHORE PARK,
Parque Costero de Vicente
Lopez, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Parque costero de Vicente Lopez, 1999-2001
Equipo de proyecto:
Francisco Cadau- Fernando Gimenez- Manuel Galvez, Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa
Santiago Pages - Florencia Rausch disenadores;
Lucia Schiappapietra diseno de paisajismo;
Reconstruccion de la estructura de Amancio Williams coordinacion, idea y
ubicacion por parte del equipo de projecto; arquitecto a cargo de la
reconstruccion: Claudio Veckstein.
Master plan de 5km de largo. Diseno de parque costero y restauracion de
costa. Parque ejecutado y direccion de trabajos por parte del equipo de
proyecto. Cuatro fases ejecutadas en base al master plan.
Officiales: Intendente J. Garcia. Obras Publicas: Silvina Mosca,
Director de Planeamiento: Jose Herran; construccion: Sheiland
Municipalidad de Vicente Lopez, Buenos Aires, Argentina
de la Plata River
Vicente Lopez Shore Park
MASTER PLAN 5 km long waterfront and shore
Project Team Francisco Cadau-
Fernando Gimenez- Manuel Galvez,
Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa associated architect;
Florencia Rausch design architects; Lucia
Williams Pavillion reconstruction coordination, idea, location: by Master
Plan Team; architect reconstruction: Claudio Veckstein;
Major: Intendente J. Garcia,.
Public Works: Silvina Mosca, Planning Director: Jose Herran;
site construction development: Sheiland
Vicente Lopez Municipe, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
The park comission was won after an open public competition for a master plan
originally won by the team Cadau Gimenez Galvez Salama.
Associated to the winning Team of this Competition in 1999 as
an architect, designer,
coordinator and co-Director of Works.
Work developed by the Municipality of Vicente Lopez. Executed work Project and direction;
four phases executed based on the Master Plan; two phases designed and
supervised by team; two last phases designed and executed by Veckstein and
por Marcos Valdivieso para e-Architects.
VICENTE LOPEZ SHORE
PARK The Master Plan proposed by the team and supervised by
the team included a 5 kilometers lenght shore park. Two
phases of the park were developed out of a 5 km long Master plan
by the architect design team in collaboration with the Municipe of Vicente
Lopez from 1999 to 2002. This two phases executed
by the team were the: North area at Lincoln
Schools framed by Parana street and Darwin; and
the south area of Vicente Lopez
from calle Antonio Malaver to the Geneal Paz highway system that is the bity
of Buenos Aires limit, The master plan follows
Buenos Aires' original parks system proposed by Thays in the late 1800s,
expanding Palermo park systems made out of landfill over marshlands to the
north shore of Buenos Aires,but recovering marshland restoration and passive
shore stabilization through sedimentation. The Master Plan was executed in
four phases; two were designed and supervised by the original team and two
others were executed by other teams during several years and multiple
government administrations. All phases followed the original Master Plan
proposed by the team, following landscape design specifications by the team
and supervised and continued by landscape designer Lucia Schiappapietra who
worked in all phases.
of designing a deterministic hard edge with the river, the design team
worked with geologist engineer Codgnoto to develop a shore balancing
mechanism for passive landfill erosion and shore sedimentation. The park
developed by organized and selected landfill to proressively stabilize
the form of the shore through erosion of landfill aggregates and by
passive natural sedimentation deposition. Studying dominant
currents and wind patterns in relation to the Rio de la Plata
sedimentation process carrying sediments from hundreds of kilometers
across the Parana River branches and Deltas, the team proposed a
systemic approach to landfill decreasing the size of landfill elements
by year to erode in relation to the sedimentation patterns working with
environmental processes, developing an artificial increment of the shore
area by environmental balance. The team proposed a landfill form
strategically to activate the erosion and sedimentation deposition. Some
photos document across 20 years how the shore self-balanced passively
growing autoctonous vegetation and a type of sedimentation depostion
unique in this margin of the river. This process contributed to recover
marshlands, vegetation and wildlife restoration. Multiple
administrations did and did not respect the type of landfill necessary,
for instance specifying avoiding concrete materials.
Landfill for shore stabilization, 2000
shore stabilization by sedimentation deposition
Landfill shore stabilization, after several phases 2024, north phase
Barrio El Ceibo. Natural beach formation and autoctonous vegetation
stabilizing sedimentation and marshland growth.
Landfill shore stabilization, after several phases 2024
TOPOGRAPHY: Systematization of earth movements, accumulations of different types of
ground strata (stone-bedrock-dirt-grass). These movements are planned in
scale of actions and regarding perpendicular interventions to relate the
Park and its view points to de Rio de la Plata. These limits outline the
ranges of measurement of interventions with the topography, that are
systematized in their different repeated configurations but accomodating
different pressures that vary their configuration (each repetition varies in
angle, it curvature) establishing gradual differentiations.
Through the movement of the street blocks, the border of the street
could be banked for formalizing a special relationship enabling continuity
between the street surface and the landscape.
The vehicles can park to see the river, but they are not seen from the shore
(at the time these slopes create a barrier to the continuous traffic) and in
turn for their measures in height, they allow visual continuity with the
plan berm-street and trees structure openings towards the river redesign
TOPOGRAPHY- AMANCIO WILLIAMS MONUMENT
- UMBRELLA STRUCTURES The topographic movement alternates views to the sited Amancio Williams
sculpture and the river, establishing also a sectional formal relationship
of positive and negative spaces defined by the berms
movement. The berms topographic design ondulating the landscape mimics the
formal ondulation of being over Amancio Williams' umbrella structures.
introduced by municipal interventions reinterpretation of Master Plan
FORESTATION, TREES AND LANDSCAPE DESIGN
Master Plan executed in phase 4.
The forestation follows also this movement with autochthonous plants that
need little maintenance.The design was coordinated with Lucia
Schiapapietra who grew from the Municipal resources the selected trees that were
planted in the park following specific instructions and environmental
conditions. Most of the trees grew without any maintainance.
VICENTE LOPEZ, NORTH BUENOS AIRES SHORE PARK,
CALLE PARANA, SECOND PHASE, ARGENTINA 2000 Master plan phase 2
executed and supervised by the team. The team proposed a series of tree-lines
organizing the park linearly due to its reduced width and framing views to the
City of Buenos Aires while organizing functional social areas. The riverfront
shore was previously defined by the municipal authorities beforehand.
Playground incorporated into Master Plan by municipe
VENICE BIENALE 2018
with Francisco Cadau,
Manuel Galvez and
Pages and Florencia
Rausch Vicente Lopez
Shore Park (Parque
between 1998-2000 is
to be included in
the XVIth Venice
in coordination with Clarin Newspaper media by Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa and by